| Oct 28, 2011
| 1:17 PM
Most Marias are depicted as nurturers-in-waiting. All the reluctant postulant needs is a guitar, a set of old curtains and seven militarized munchkins and you've got Austria's stepmother of the year. But, in director Rachel Rockwell's magnificent new...
| Sep 1, 2011
| 9:13 AM
As we bid farewell to the Summer of Swelter, it's a grand time for pulling up the appointment app on your smart phone (or pulling out the day planner, if you're a traditionalist) and setting aside some play dates with the hottest shows in town.
| Dec 8, 2011
| 4:08 PM
Team LEGOna Beach nabs first place
Laguna Beach students took home first place overall at the First LEGO League Cup at Legoland in Carlsbad last weekend, according to a news release.
Team LEGOna Beach, comprised of middle school students Michael Beu,...
| Dec 12, 2011
| 7:22 AM
SALZBURG, Austria — I'm on a bus with 57 other tourists singing "I Am Sixteen Going on Seventeen."
It's fun. Really fun. Well, it's sort of fun. After three hours, I feel like jumping out the window.
"I can't hear you," the tour guide coaxes the...
| Jan 11, 2012
| 1:33 AM
During the holidays some families like to watch home movies, and others revisit some of Hollywood’s family films. We did a little of both.
During Christmas we watched Meredith Willson’s “The Music Man,” and Rodgers & Hammerstein&...
| Jan 14, 2012
| 9:30 AM
Julie Andrews will direct a new musical, "The Great American Mousical," based on a children's book the award-winning actress wrote with her daughter, Emma Walton Hamilton.
The show will receive a workshop production Nov. 8 to Dec. 2 at Goodspeed...
| Jan 25, 2012
Most people have seen the 1965 film version of the musical The Sound of Music. But Wichita’s Heights High School brings a more complex version of the story to the stage Friday and Saturday night along with the favorite musical numbers.
| Feb 25, 2012
| 6:30 PM
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - It's been a long hike from the Austrian Alps to the Hollywood Hills for Christopher Plummer, but the actor best known for playing the steely captain with seven children in "The Sound of Music" looks set to finally win his first...
| Apr 19, 2012
| 8:57 AM
The original seven Von Trapp children from the 1965 movie "The Sound of Music" were here talking about their memories from the film as well as their new scrapbook.
The Von Trapp children will be at book signing events April 20th, 21st and 22nd.
| Feb 2, 2010
David Brown, the former 20th Century Fox executive who partnered with Richard Zanuck in the early 1970s and produced the blockbuster hit "Jaws," as well as "The Verdict" and "Cocoon" before launching a solo career as a film and theatrical producer, has...
| Feb 7, 2010
| 4:33 PM
If Gabourey Sidibe ("Precious") wins the Oscar on March 7, she'll become the fifth performer to prevail as best actress for her film debut. Of the previous four, one was Shirley Booth ("Come Back, Little Sheba"). The three others are pictured below. Who...
| Apr 12, 2010
| 9:33 PM
This is a longer version of my Los Angeles Times Sunday Calendar cover on Hollywood producer Dick Zanuck, who is having quite the year with "Alice in Wonderland," "Clash of the Titans" and "Book of Eli." I interviewed Zanuck last......